South Carolina Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks: State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Bank (SUPERB) Act, South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 44-2-10 to 44-2-150 and South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-92.280.90 to 61-92.280.116

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Hazardous waste transporters: R. 61-79.263.14

Medical waste transporters: R. 61-105(O)

Solid waste tire facilities: R. 61-107.3(V.A)

Solid waste tire haulers: R. 61-107.3(II.D)

Solid waste landfills: R. 61-107.19(I)(E)

Used oil transporters: R. 61-107.279.42

Regulatory Agency

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional rules for hazardous waste transporters. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for guidance on the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. The DHEC is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's financial responsibility requirements.

State Requirements


Many of South Carolina's environmental compliance statutes have financial responsibility requirements. Generally, these rules require that certain facilities prove they are able to pay for damages caused by releases to the environment. In most cases, the regulations specify the minimum required amounts and allowable mechanisms for demonstrating financial responsibility.

In South Carolina, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone or in combination to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover costs of cleanup of environmental damage ...

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